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These Southwestern Veggie Chicken Sliders are everything you want out of an appetizer tucked neatly into a portable sandwich. We start with a toasted slider bun and then spread it with seasoned mashed avocado. Top it with crispy veggie nuggets that are perfectly tender on the inside, juicy tomato, crunchy onion, and shredded lettuce. Finish it off with a pickled jalapeno for the perfect kick of flavor.
I am a sucker for a good appetizer or snack, and these Southwestern Veggie Chicken Sliders are my idea of perfection.
These flavor-packed morsels are perfect for casual entertaining (like game day), and the kids love them for an after-school snack.
Not only are they delicious, but they are also plant-based, making them a great way to get the whole family on board with enjoying more veg-centric meals.
You guys know all three of my kids are picky. Each of them gave these a thumbs up.
Give them a try, and I think you will agree - these sliders made with Raised & Rooted Nuggets deserve to become a regular in your snacking rotation.
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What are Raised & Rooted Nuggets?
Raised & Rooted Nuggets are delicious plant-based nuggets that taste great! They boast 9 grams of protein per serving and have 33% less saturated fat as compared to the USDA data for white meat nuggets.
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside - it is hard to tell that you aren't eating chicken.
They make a great appetizer - these sliders are perfect for game day!
Ingredients for Making Southwest Veggie Chicken Sliders
Raised & Rooted Nuggets: Raised & Rooted Nuggets are the best way I know to enjoy all the flavors of chicken while staying plant-based. Trust me. There is no sacrifice here.
Avocado: If you can't find a good avocado, pre-packaged guacamole would work in place of the avocado mixture.
Garlic: Fresh minced is best here, but ½ teaspoon of garlic powder may be substituted if you prefer.
Seasonings: I like the punchy flavor that cumin lends. Smoked paprika is also an excellent addition. Adjust the salt and pepper to your personal preference
Fixings: Red onion, tomato, pickled jalapenos, and shredded lettuce are all great additions.
Slider Buns: To make vegan chicken sliders, make sure you choose a vegan bun.
How to Make Veggie Chicken Sliders
First, start by cooking your Raised & Rooted Nuggets according to package directions.
You can use regular or spicy, depending on just how much heat you want.
While your veggie nuggets are cooking, make the avocado spread by combining the avocado, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mash until it is spreadable.
Spread the avocado mixture on toasted slider buns.
Add the shredded lettuce to the bottom of the buns, and then top with the Raised & Rood Nuggets, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, and the top bun.
Southwestern Vegetarian Chicken Sliders
1 package (8-ounces) Raised & Rooted Nuggets
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 lime, juiced
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
For serving: sliced red onion, sliced tomato, pickled jalapenos, shredded lettuce, toasted slider buns
Preheat your oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Arrange the Raised & Rooted Nuggets on the prepared baking sheet. Bake to 10 to 12 minutes, until heated through.
Meanwhile, mash the avocado flesh into a bowl and add the lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Use the back of a fork to combine.
Spread the avocado mixture on the toasted slider buns.
Add the lettuce to the bottom buns.
Top with Raised & Rooted Nuggets, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, and the top bun.
We make burgers every weekend and I am definitely adding these to our list to try. They look amazing.
One of the best chicken slider recipes that I've seen - so delicious!
I remember my friend making me similar sliders, and they were WOW. Can't wait to give them a try myself now 🙂
What a clever idea! I cant wait to make it for my kids!
This is such a great idea. So easy and tasty. I am going to make more of these and freeze it for later. Will be a handy item for busy times.